Loyola University Chicago
Event Types Welcomed
Located in the world-class city of Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University has two picturesque campuses in which to host your overnight conference, day meeting, or special event.
Our Lake Shore (Rogers Park) campus and Water Tower (Gold Coast) campus are conveniently situated amidst Chicago’s most exciting cultural, theatrical, recreational, and tourist attractions. Offering unique and affordable event solutions, Loyola University is a premier conference and event facility in the beautiful city of Chicago.
With more green roofs than any other campus in the Midwest, Loyola takes pride in its commitment to sustainability. Our university boasts eight LEED-certified buildings, green housing options, a sustainable catering menu, and a green café for hosting sustainable events. By choosing Loyola, you align your event with greater values.
Both of our campuses offer year-round meeting facilities, comfortable housing options, state-of-the-art technology, and gourmet catering to make your event shine. Our versatile event spaces can accommodate gatherings of any size, from intimate meetings to grand celebrations.
At Loyola University, our dedicated conference managers and event team are experienced in orchestrating seamless events. From the moment you reach out to us, our team will guide you through the planning process, ensuring that every aspect of your event is meticulously coordinated and executed.
We invite you to contact us today to create your Loyola University experience. Our conference centers and banquet halls at our Chicago campuses are available to meet your specific needs and preferences. Take the first step toward an unforgettable event by reaching out to our Conference Services Department.
Thank you for considering Loyola University as your event venue. We look forward to working with you to create a successful and memorable conference or wedding experience at Loyola University in Chicago.
Meeting & Event Spaces
Kasbeer Hall is one of the largest ballroom spaces available on the Water Tower Campus and has floor to ceiling windows on two walls. Complete with a new digital wall of sixteen 40" screens, podium, and built in sound system, this is one of Loyola's most sought after venues.
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Beane Hall is a historic venue with medieval decor. Great for meetings and networking events alike, Beane Hall is one of Loyola's hidden gems.
McCormick Lounge offers fantastic views of Lake Michigan and is one of Loyola's newer meeting spaces on the Lake Shore Campus. With movable tables/ chairs, this venue offers a variety of event set-ups and versatility.
One of the largest venues on the Lake Shore Campus, Mundelein Center is on Chicago's national historic landmark registry. With it's art deco finishings and wall of stained glass windows, Mundelein is perfect for any special event or conference.
Simpson Multipurpose Room
Located at the Lake Shore Campus, the Simpon Multi-purpose room has vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. With an abundance of natural light, built in sound system, and versatile layout, this is a popular event location. Available during summer months only.
Regis Multipurpose Room
Regis Multi-purpose room is a large functional space that is great for day meetings or trainings. With the ability to partition the space into two separate meeting spaces, Regis works well for groups that require break out spaces.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, Piper Hall Mansion is a one-of-a-kind venue with breathtaking views. Accented with Tiffany windows and fixtures, original wood flooring, and a restored interior make this venue popular for special events and wedding receptions.
Crown Center Lobby
Ideal for social events, the Crown Center lobby is modern in style and boasts panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Adjacent is a 345 seat auditorium, two conference rooms, and an outdoor patio, which make this a popular venue for conferences and wedding receptions.
Donovan Reading Room
Located in the Cudahy Library, next to the Information Commons, this elegant venue features stained-glass windows, art deco finishes, unique murals, lighted bookcases, and sky-high ceilings. With views of Lake Michigan and an entrance to the campus quad, the Donovan Reading Room is one of Loyola's hidden gems.
Flanner Hall Auditorium
One of Loyola’s traditional auditoriums, Flanner Hall is mostly utilized for lectures and trainings. The venue features tiered seating and tablet desks with a built in projection screen. Adjacent to the auditorium is an open lobby that is great for receptions.
One of Loyola's newest venues on the Lake Shore Campus, this atrium venue boasts lake views and an abundance of natural light. Coupled with a wrap around outdoor terrace, this venue is one of Loyola's most sought after venues for wedding receptions and special events.
Galvin Auditorium is modern in design and layout. Located in the Sullivan Center for Student Services, the venue offers tiered seating, a built in sound system, large projection screen, and computer station. Adjacent to the auditorium, the Galvin lobby is a perfect pre/post function event space.
Located at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, Regents Hall is a unique dual level venue with views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Complete with a built in sound system, two projection screens, podium, and computer station, this venue is ideal for lectures, conferences, or networking events.
Sister Jean Schmidt Ballroom
Located in Loyola's new student center, Damen is Silver-LEED certified and has an environmentally conscious design. The venue can seat up to 400 guests, has the ability to partition the space into two separate meeting spaces, a built in sound system, and adjustable lighting. Complete with a wrap around lobby, this is a perfect pre and post function space.
Quinlan Life Sciences Auditorium
The Quinlan Life Science Building is a state-of-the-art facility that has a modern auditorium, electronic meeting rooms and classrooms.
Institute of Environmental Sustainability
The new Institute of Environmental Sustainability facility opened in Fall 2013 and is Gold LEED certified. With a multitude of classrooms, research and teaching labs, a clean energy lab, an urban agricultural greenhouse, and a green café, this is a popular option for meeting planners interested in planning a sustainable event.
A premier new event space at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, Wintrust Hall, is located on the 9th floor of the Schreiber Center and boasts a beautiful open floor plan, 2,600 square feet, a large pre-function space, and fabulous views of downtown Chicago. The venue is ideal for special events, meetings, and networking functions and is wired with complete audio/ visual.
Food & Beverage Options
Simpson Hall Dining
Simpson Hall Dining has a variety of meal options to choose from including made to order sandwiches, salad bar, soups, pizza, pasta, grilled options, hot comfort foods, and dessert station. All dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat and available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
de Nobili Dining
de Nobili Dining, our newest dining hall, offers all-you-care-to-eat dining and a variety of entrees from our stations including Tomato, Wok, Pasta, Rambler Grill, Cucina, and Deli/Salad. de Nobili also features a Late-Night menu and a contemporary dining area featuring local-inspired art.
Damen Dining offers traditional all-you-care-to-eat dining. A variety of home-style, ethnic and vegetarian entrées created by our team of award-winning chefs make this dining hall an integral part of your on-campus social dining experience.
Damen Food Court
Damen Food Court, located in the new Arnold J. Damen, S. J. Student Center, features four new concepts including Bleecker St. Café, Zoca, Burger Studio and Topio’s and a variety of entrees made from locally-sourced produce.
Loyola's first green cafe, Engrained Cafe offers a variety of organic menu options including specialty salads, sandwiches, soups, and desserts. All items are made-to-order and created with fresh, local, ingredients.
Lu's Old Fashioned Deli
Located at Loyola's Water Tower Campus next to Baumhart Hall, Lu's Old Fashioned Deli is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lu's offers a variety of menu options including fresh salads and made to order sandwiches.
Loyola Catering- Aramark
Loyola is proud to partner with Aramark as it's exclusive caterer for all on-premise catering and dining hall food service. Offering a variety of menu options and cutting edge culinary trends, Aramark's award-winning team of chefs service all conferences, meetings, special events, and weddings taking place at the Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses. Select from drop-off menus, buffet style meals, plated service, or opt to go green with our new sustainable catering menu. Meal plans are also available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for summer conferences in any of our open dining halls. For more information visit LUC.edu/catering or 773.508.6035
Overnight Room Attributes
Enjoy apartment style accommodations in fully furnished apartments in the heart of the city in Loyola's 25-story tall rise residence hall. Building amenities include: 24-hour security staff, cafe, fitness center, University chapel, conference rooms, laundry, outdoor terrace and wireless access in apartment bedrooms and public areas. Room amenities: private bathrooms, full kitchen with pots/pans, utensils, serving ware, silverware, mugs, glasses, dishwasher, couch and armchair. Year-round suites also include flat-screen TV's with cable access in living room and each bedroom, ironing board, coffee maker, and hair dryer.
Located on our Lake Shore Campus, all single and double occupancy rooms are air-conditioned, carpeted, and furnished. Building amenities include: community space/study lounges on each floor, elevator and wheelchair accessibility, laundry facilities and a computer lab.
Located on our Lake Shore Campus, all single and double occupancy rooms are air-conditioned, carpeted and furnished. Building amenities include: community space/study lounges kitchenettes and laundry facilities on each floor,elevator and wheelchair accessibility, semi-private bathrooms and a dining facility on the first floor.
Santa Clara Hall
Santa Clara Hall is a nine-story apartment-style residence located on the shores of Lake Michigan. This building re-opened in Fall 2008 as a newly renovated residence with two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments. Each apartment features a full kitchen, cable TV, and wireless Internet access.
Mertz Hall is an eighteen-story dorm-style residence located just near the Loyola Red Line "L" Stop with housing for 600 guests. This building features two study lounges on each floor. Connected to the building is one of Loyola's dining facilities.
San Francisco Hall
Opened in Fall 2013, San Francisco Hall (LEED certified) is an integral part of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability. The residence hall houses approximately 400 students, with a cafe, greenhouse and clean energy laboratory, along with other eco-friendly features. Several rooms overlook the buildings light-filled EcoDome. San Francisco Hall is also home to the Loyola's GreenHouse learning community. The building has three full kitchen lounges with electric stove tops, ovens, dishwashers and refrigerators for the community's use. The building also houses two recreational lounges and a multipurpose room all with the latest HDTV capabilities. Laundry facilities are located in the building. This state-of-the-art living-learning laboratory promotes sustainable living through in-hall composting, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and rooftop rail water collection and purification system. The rooms, lounges, and hallways are carpeted
de Noboli Hall
One of Loyola's newest residence halls at the Lake Shore Campus, this building is silver LEED certified. Building features include two-story entertainment lounges, four study lounges, and two community kitchens with a full size refrigerator, stove top and oven. Laundry facilities are available in the building.
- A/V Equipment
- Air Conditioning
- Car Charging Station
- Flexible Floor Plan
- In-House Catering
- Near Public Transit
- Near Water
- Overnight Rooms
- Paid Parking
- Rooftop Space
- Scenic Views
- Theater Seating
Venue Location + Transportation
1032 West Sheridan Road,
Centennial Forum, Ste. 100,
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Centennial Forum, Ste. 100,
Chicago, Illinois 60660
- Chicago O'Hare - 30 minutes
Nearby International Airport
- Chicago O'Hare - 30 minutes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Car Charging Stations: Yes
Chicago; Loyola’s Water Tower Campus is centrally located in downtown Chicago and the Lake Shore Campus is just 7 miles north of downtown in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Things to Know
- Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
- External Catering Allowed: No
- Can Bring in Own Food: no
- Cultural Catering Available: Yes
- Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes
- Do you offer tables, chairs, and linens?: Yes
Loyola University Chicago’s venues are equipped with state-of-the-art technology with advanced resources available. Built in LCD projectors and screens are in all electronic classrooms. There are also on-site technicians available for hire at an hourly rate.
- Guest Wi-Fi: Free
- Onsite Tech Support: Yes
- Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
Equipment Available On-Site:
- LCD Projectors
- Projector Screen
- Sound System
- Custom Lighting
- Alcohol Consumption: Yes
- Smoking Permitted: no
- Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
- Cannabis Consumption: No
- Eco Friendly: Yes
- ADA Accessible: Yes
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Pet Friendly: No
Thank you very much for allowing NALSWD to host our annual Conference at Loyola this year. The conference was a success and everything went smoothly. Additionally, the Loyola staff members were very nice and accommodating to the members of our group. Chicago is a great city and is an emerging leader in the US in regards to accommodating those with physical disabilities. I look forward to remaining in touch and seeing more Loyola students join NALSWD in the future.
David A. Beverly, National Law School Students with Disabilities
Hi Heather- I hope you got some rest after a long weekend. If we didn't thank you enough, we just wanted to say how grateful we are for making our wedding night unforgettable. I can't even begin to put into words how absolutely beautiful the room was. I can't even believe I was worried because it was simply breathtaking! You and Katie should honestly go into business together because it was just that amazing. You were so wonderful to work with and I hope we were as well even after the millions of emails I sent you. I am just so sad it's over and that we won't see each other anymore. The day just went by too quickly but it was amazing. We are both on cloud nine still:) Please let me know if we can do anything to help advertise Kasbeer Hall for weddings because it was such an amazing space and everyone should be so lucky to have their reception there. Talk soon and thank you again for all your hard work and making it a night we will certainly never forget!
Erin and Kevin Bourque (Married at Loyola on 10/6/12)
Thank you so much for everything. The night was perfect, we had such a wonderful time. It was so great working with you. I didn't feel stressed at all knowing you were taking care of the day. Loyola and Aramark are great to work with, the food was fantastic, and the service was incredible. Thanks again.
Gina Nirenberg (Married at Loyola on 8/11/12)
Hi Bill and Dana, I wanted to let you know that our wedding day was great and you and your staff did a really fantastic job. I was, um, a bit preoccupied on June 9th. My sister Heidi and my dad assured me it all went really well and everyone was able to eat well and have fun. That was our goal—for everyone to just have a good time in a beautiful setting. Your staff did a really stellar job, from the A/V guys who helped set up the laptop, to the servers, to the bartender, who is a great, sweet guy. I barely got to eat, but I heard the food was wonderful. Honestly, everything was perfect. We feel like we really lucked out with our choice of venue—that is thanks to you and your people.
Mike Grossenbacher (Married at Loyola on 6/9/12)
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I’ve been with the Loyola Chicago Conference Assistant staff during our stay. They have been exceptional – friendly, helpful, personable, and eager to make all of our experience a positive one. Tonight at the reception I had a chance to speak with one of the Conference Assistant Supervisors – Wilson J. He stood out to me given the fact that he learned my name upon arrival and has been calling me by name the entire week whenever he sees me. I enjoyed hearing more of his life story (I inquired)—and how Fr. Garanzini and Loyola Chicago have given him a life-changing and transformational experience. Other Conference Assistants that helped with my computer and ironing needs were Molly and Stephanie (came to find out Stephanie is from Overland Park where I live!). The actions and attitudes of our staff, students, and faculty are an expression of our mission. I’ve been reminded of it first-hand this week. Kudos and thanks to all of you at Loyola Chicago.
Matthew D. Quick, Ph D Dean of Students/Vice President of Student Development & Athletics Rockhurst University
Since its inception, the seminar has been held at different member institutions. After the seminar was held in Chicago, it was chosen for future seminars based on being centrally located and the positive feedback from the attendees. The foremost reason for staying at Chicago is the extraordinary hospitality extended by the conference managers, Dana Adams and Judy Sunvold. Their attention to detail is the hallmark of the Loyola conference experience. They incorporate highly trained students to carry their standards and the Loyola spirit to serving us. Dana and Judy are accommodating of our requests and often anticipate needs we have not seen as the plan is developed. They are also able to keep our expenses within our budget while not skimping on the quality of service.
Susan Jacobson, Conference Coordinator, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Thank you, thank you, thank you Brittany! They were overwhelmed with how well you and your team took care of them. I heard about the problem they had getting Lud’s laptop connected on Thursday morning and how you and your tech team were immediately available to take care of things. I’ve also heard rave reviews about the food too. We’ll be recommending your facilities to other leadership groups at MBI and will look forward to returning again.
Karen Waddles, Moody Bible Publishing
We got married on the outdoor patio of Piper Hall at Loyola University, our day was perfect and the view of the lake is incredible! We had our reception next door at Mundelein Auditorium, which is a huge room with stained glass windows and a balcony (great for photos!) -- the whole day went without a hitch, and everyone raved about the venue -- it's a hidden gem!
Sarah Ostrow, Married at Loyola 9/1/13
Loyola Conference Services offers a full range of audio-visual equipment and on-premise audio-visual specialists to make your next event a success. Choose from many popular audio-visual items including: Cassette Recorder/ CD Player, Computer Projector and Workstation, DVD Player/ VCR, Easel (floor & table), Extension Cord, Flip Chart, Laptop, Lighting, Microphone (wireless, hand held, corded), Mixing System (small & large), Piano, Podium, Plasma Screen, Portable Data Projector, Projection Screen, Sound System (small & large), Speaker (small & large), Staging Strip Outlet, VGA Cable, and White Board. Looking for a particular item not listed? Ask one of our audio/visual specialists and we may be able to contract these services for your event.
Golf Cart Service
Available on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus, golf cart transportation is offered for clients hosting events or conferences on the campus. Allow Conference Services friendly staff to transport your guests safely around the campus. Each golf cart can seat up to 5 guests and comes equipped with a driver. Hourly rate is $25 per golf cart.
Cassette Recorder/CD Player
Computer Projector and Workstation
Easel (floor & table)
Microphone (wireless, hand held, corded)
Mixing System (small & large)
Portable Data Projector
Sound System (small & large)
Speakers (small & large)
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